A Queensland expert in senior-living facilities was a high-profile speaker at the recent Golden Age Expo and Summit in Hong Kong.

David Lane, Chairman of Brisbane-based architecture firm Thomson Adsett, shared his expertise on senior-living facilities during a panel discussion at the Golden Age summit.

Thomson Adsett has completed senior-living projects in Queensland, Melbourne, China and Malaysia, and participated in a highly successful TIQ aged-cared mission to China and Hong Kong late last year.

TIQ supported Mr Lane’s return visit to Hong Kong, which also included private meetings and an investor briefing.

Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner for Hong Kong, Julie-Anne Nichols, said it was a great opportunity to leverage Mr Lane’s extensive knowledge to promote Queensland’s well-developed aged-care sector.

‘As well as appearing at the Golden Age summit, David spoke at an event hosted by the Australian Consulate in Hong Kong on investment opportunities in health and aged care,’ she said.

‘TIQ Hong Kong also organised private meetings with local contacts to discuss potential areas of collaboration and commercial opportunity between Queensland and Hong Kong, including a private luncheon with the head of the Hong Kong Housing Society.

‘These kinds of activities don’t just benefit the individuals involved, but have spill-over benefits in terms of lifting the profile of Queensland’s aged-care sector in Hong Kong generally.’

Ms Nichols said the need for aged care services was growing in Hong Kong as the population aged, and this represented a real opportunity for Queensland enterprises.

‘Our local contacts have expressed interest in building stronger connections with Queensland’s aged-care industry,’ she said.

‘Bridget Ip, our Senior Business Development Manager, has been liaising closely with these local partners to identify the particular needs and interests of the Hong Kong market.

‘Focus areas include active ageing, ageing in place, technology solutions for older people, and successful models of community care.’

The Golden Age Summit and Expo ran from 26 to 28 January at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, and was held in conjunction with the ACAP Conference on Active Ageing.

The ageing of Asia and the resulting economic opportunities for Queensland are highlighted in the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.

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